ACR standard for medical imaging protocols now accessible on EHR platform; AHRQ extends public comments for Registry of Patient Registries;

> The American College of Radiology's ACR Appropriateness Criteria--its national standard for medical imaging protocols--now is accessible in an electronic health record-enabled web services platform, Healthcare IT News reports. Article

> The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality this week extended its public comment period for plans to develop a Registry of Patient Registries until Aug. 10. The extension adds 30 days to what originally was a 60-day comment period that began on Feb. 23. Post

> The Mayo Clinic and 18 other medical institutions are lobbying for congress to maintain current funding levels for the National Institutes of Health, according to an announcement from the Rochester, Minn.-based facility this week. Announcement

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